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Lexicon!

Symposium Mandated Bibliognostic 'Cyclopedia

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Lexicon!

Postby Edminster » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:53 am

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Re: Lexicon!

Postby diode_dirigible » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:38 am

sounds like an insanely good idea, but im not sure i have the skills to pull it off
I shall express my interest nonetheless.

If I cite an entry that is yet to be written, assumably I have to write it when it's letter comes around?

For example: If, in my "b" entry on "Boulevard, The" I referred to the "Essential Brotherhood" would I be the one writing about the Essential Brotherhood or would there be some way of delegating citations?
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Re: Lexicon!

Postby mountainmage » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:45 am

You left out the option: "maybe, after you show me an example of a preexisting game."
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Re: Lexicon!

Postby Edminster » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:09 am

The rules are clear for the case of citing entries that you have already written, so I'm going to say that it applies the other direction as well. You cannot write a phantom entry that you have cited. When the letter it starts with comes up in rotation, it is claimed by another player or assigned to another player by the GM. In the event that there are more phantom entries for a letter than people participating, points will be awarded for those who fill out the unclaimed citations.

Mage, an example can be found , but they did not play by quite the rules that have been set down.
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Re: Lexicon!

Postby Lethal Interjection » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:27 am

I'd be willing to be involved. The idea sounds intriguing, though, I don't entirely understand, so I'd need someone else to start, so I could get a feeling for it.
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Re: Lexicon!

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:17 am

Sounds like a good time to me! Seems like we might want to give more than a day for the turns, though, if we want to come up with good ideas and quality prose. That example game sets the bar pretty high.

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...and now I'm going to pepper you with questions.

Are you envisioning this game working like the example insofar as we each take on the role of some competing faction, and append some biased commentary to each of our objective enycylopedic entries?
Is it going to be scored, or no?
Is the topic you suggested one that's been used before, or is that an option for our game?
Are we going to know before each round starts what the subjects of other peoples' articles are?
Is there a way to deal with contradictory information that comes up in one round?

And, just so I can feel like I'm contributing something, a suggestion (which is assuming a yes to the first question, I guess):
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Re: Lexicon!

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Re: Lexicon!

Postby wolf » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:45 pm

I have the attention span of a gnat so I only skimmed the original post. It sounds interesting but I got confused when you started to talk about phantom references and stuff like that. Maybe you answered that or someone else asked for clarification I dunno. On top of a short attention span I'm also lazy and didn't read the other posts.
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Re: Lexicon!

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:43 pm

Police said they spent some time working out if they could charge the man with being armed with a weapon, as technically he was armed with part of a fish.
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Re: Lexicon!

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Re: Lexicon!

Postby mountainmage » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:27 pm

Well...it's not like I have anything better to do...

Dibs on last. I SO CALLED IT.

Also, now I have to SCROLL DOWN to see the general section. Thanks. Great.
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Re: Lexicon!

Postby Edminster » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:31 pm

Man, I am looking forward to this thing. Zach claims that he's going to link it in the Newspost, so that should bring some interesting people in. I'm still pressing for a 'History of the Forum' lexicon, as written 200 years after the forum dies.

Also, ohsnap I'm a Mod. I knew that my campaign tactics would get me to win.
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Re: Lexicon!

Postby mountainmage » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:36 pm

Mod of your own little island doesn't count. Feel free to edit this post to say you're right. And awesome. Because you could so totally do that now.
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Re: Lexicon!

Postby Lethal Interjection » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:38 pm

As I mentioned elsewhere, I also like the idea of the History of the Board.
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Re: Lexicon!

Postby Edminster » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:42 pm

You're right, mage. I could totally edit you into oblivion in this corner of the Forum. However, these mod powers are solely to be used for the betterment of the Lexicon. Damn my sense of responsibility towards the community!

And on that note, I'm off to go volunteer at the local library.
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